Updated (August 2011): Compare the Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX-7

Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Pentax K-5

56

Sony NEX-7

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$963 body only

$874 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$544 body only

$858 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$442 - $498 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$782 body only

$699 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$794 - $798 body only

$898 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger

discussion

Pentax K-5
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Sony NEX-7
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